Providing holistic care to patients is one aspect that the normal streamlined healthcare system often fails to accomplish.
Just to mention, holistic care involves physical, emotional, spiritual, social and psychological well-being.
This is why body massage was introduced.
This procedure simply involves working on the body with pressure to relieve pain and stress. To accomplish this, several body parts including the feet, hands, fingers, forearms, knees and elbows can be used. Like the western type of care, this treatment also requires the intervention of an expert.
Professional massage care settings require that patients lie on specific equipment while specific supplies are used in the treatment process. That said, mentioned below are some of the massage equipment and supplies.
There are three commonly used massaging tools.
- Body rock. It is a serpentine shaped rock carved out of stone. This rock aids in amplifying the therapist strength besides focusing pressure on a specific area. The tool can be used directly on the skin, used with a lubricant such as oil or con or directly over clothing.
These tools trace their origin from practices in Thailand, Burma, Southeast Asia and Cambodia. Before use, some may be heated or wrapped to enhance their effectiveness.
On the other hand, massage supplies include cremes, gels, lotions and oils. They are mainly used to lubricate and moisturize the skin thus reducing any form of friction between the skin.
Having mentioned this, massage being a human touch, is associated with several benefits.